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Recovering From A Glutening

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I got glutened 10 days ago and I am still wretched. Normally, if I get cross-contaminated it's about 3-4 days of wretchedness but this is just going on and on and on and on........

I think I just want someone to tell me it's going to end :(


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I got glutened 10 days ago and I am still wretched. Normally, if I get cross-contaminated it's about 3-4 days of wretchedness but this is just going on and on and on and on........

I think I just want someone to tell me it's going to end :(

Well I can't do that....

For me its not a simple number of days.. but a gradual reduction in the frequency and severity of the symptoms.

From times Ive been in complete control Ive had batches of D after 4-5 weeks, of course it could be something else but I think we all get to know the feeling.

One thing helps me gauge is actually my casein sensitivity. When Im 100% gluten-free its really unnoticable but after an incident I can be casein intolerant for 4-5 weeks...


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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I've been going through something similar for a week now. I am revisiting all my personal products and making a few inquiries from companies for the new products that I have introduced.

With a one time gluten, it takes me about three days to feel better. I usually don't have digestive issues but more motor issues and a dry mouth is my first indicator. It is also very difficult to type as my fingers are all over the keyboard and shake terribly.

I suspect that it is the new face lotion that I have been using for over a week now.

Hope we both feel better soon.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Hi Bev, you poor thing :(

I used to take a week--week and a half to get over it. Even then, I didn't feel back to normal for a while.

Lately though, I get GI stuff for a day or two, but then neuro issues like anxiety, crabbyness, dry mouth, trouble talking and itchiness. The itchies and dry mouth can go on for days. :angry:

I'm still itching from over a week ago.


Patti

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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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It takes me 3 weeks to feel 100% again. The longest D has lasted is one week. I usualy feel better and better but I get terrible heartburn that does last for 3 weeks. I sometimes wonder if I've been glutened again while I'm still getting over the first one but I really only get glutened every 4-5 months so I doubt that it would happen twice within a week. I am very careful so this is glutening from very small amounts.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Thanks everyone! It makes me feel like I am somewhat in the spectrum of normal :P (whatever the heck that means). It's been 10 days and I actually was starting to wonder if I reglutened myself but I checked everything so I'm starting to suspect that those gluten-free breadcrumbs were REAL :angry:

I hope you feel better soon too Lisa.


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It takes me 3 weeks to feel 100% again. The longest D has lasted is one week. I usualy feel better and better but I get terrible heartburn that does last for 3 weeks. I sometimes wonder if I've been glutened again while I'm still getting over the first one but I really only get glutened every 4-5 months so I doubt that it would happen twice within a week. I am very careful so this is glutening from very small amounts.

Hope you feel better soon.

This is exactly what I used to think....

When I found out the average person has D 2-3 times a year maximum and even high risk groups like nursing mothers 4-5 max per year I started to realise it wasn't just something else giving me the runs.

When I have been in a position to do what I call 100% gluten-free where I don't eat any packets or tins or anything that can't be 100% guaranteed I started to realise the whole process for me goes in cycles... at first its D 2-3 times a day or more but after a week I could be fine for a week then get another epidode or two... then even 4-5 weeks later I can still get an odd unexplained bout...

before I realised this i used to confuse myself by thinking I had somehow been glutened...


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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i always find that going lactose free for a while makes me feel better and doens't make the glutening worse. It is just liek when you are first diagnosed many people go lactose free for some time while their intestines heal and then they can go back on it. It just makes my glutening less intense and more bareable so i CAN go to school with lots of fenergen in my body so i don't start throwing up.

My glutenings usually last at least a week-2 weeks and sometimes more, but I can deal with them with fenergen every 4 hours and I am usually fine cause I can't manage to miss more school this year. :o


Molly

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i always find that going lactose free for a while makes me feel better and doens't make the glutening worse. It is just liek when you are first diagnosed many people go lactose free for some time while their intestines heal and then they can go back on it. It just makes my glutening less intense and more bareable so i CAN go to school with lots of fenergen in my body so i don't start throwing up.

My glutenings usually last at least a week-2 weeks and sometimes more, but I can deal with them with fenergen every 4 hours and I am usually fine cause I can't manage to miss more school this year. :o

That is a very good point! I take phenergan when glutened too Molly! It really works but it makes me pretty dopey (not that I'm not dopey anyway) :P . I took some last night and feel better today. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.


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Have you two tried Zofran for gluttening. My doctor gave it to me for my colonoscopy so I wouldn't throw up with the prep. It worked great and I had no side effects, such as drowsiness.

Monica

Oh, first question. I haven't really been able to tell how long my gluttenings last, but before my bowel habits return to normal it is about 3 days. The idea of not eating dairy for awhile afterwards is great. I am going to try this one next time. My GI doctor just recently gave me some antispasmodics for when this happens too, so I hope that works. I had a bad gluttening right at Christmas and twice in one week! I thought I was going to have to go to the ER. I hope I never get that bad off again. It started me on a bad road. I lost like 6 pounds. Tried Nexium and that made me even sicker, which took me six weeks to figure out that I couldn't digest my food while taking that stuff. I think it is poison to my body.

I hope you feel better.

Monica

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I have been sick since before Christmas. I now have a doctor appointment at the end of this month. I just can't take feeling this bad all the time.

Usually, it takes me a full month to feel back up to 100%. However, I have had what I think might be slight cc and the "d" lastet a couple of days.

I really wish I knew what made me so sick! It was not anything obviously gluten. I do not eat gluten. I will not eat it here or there I will not eat it anywhere! Can you tell I have been reading Green Eggs and Ham :rolleyes:

I have rechecked everything and even put myself on a bland diet. I have not noticed a difference.

It sounds like you are in the normal range for feeling like crap.

I hope you feel better soon Bev.

Hez

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I would say 1-3 days for me, when it comes to "D" some of my other less bothersome symptoms can last longer but the "D" is the one that slows me down and it is by far the most annoying one to try and go to work or live a life with.


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It takes me 3 or 4 days to get pass the intial symptoms and then 3 weeks to recover.


Deb

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I do not eat gluten. I will not eat it here or there I will not eat it anywhere! Can you tell I have been reading Green Eggs and Ham :rolleyes:

Hez

Omg- I love that. :lol:


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

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I just had to comment on this. I've noticed the exact same thing with gluten and casein! I always thought I was so terribly dairy intolerant (hence casein intolerant, since I tested that way, and perhaps lactose was a problem too). But now that I'm being 100% gluten free, the dairy problems are gone. :P

Well I can't do that....

For me its not a simple number of days.. but a gradual reduction in the frequency and severity of the symptoms.

From times Ive been in complete control Ive had batches of D after 4-5 weeks, of course it could be something else but I think we all get to know the feeling.

One thing helps me gauge is actually my casein sensitivity. When Im 100% gluten-free its really unnoticable but after an incident I can be casein intolerant for 4-5 weeks...


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DQ2-0201 (celiac) and DQ1-0604 (gluten)

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Both kids have a celiac gene.

Lots of celiac disease in my family, both sides.

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I just had to comment on this. I've noticed the exact same thing with gluten and casein! I always thought I was so terribly dairy intolerant (hence casein intolerant, since I tested that way, and perhaps lactose was a problem too). But now that I'm being 100% gluten free, the dairy problems are gone. :P

Bev and Lisa,

Sorry you are unwell and I hope you are better soon. I am going on 3 weeks of feeling "glutened" after doing very well (for the most part) for awhile. In fact it's a year ago I was being scheduled for endoscopy and colonoscopy. I feel quite miserable and can't find the culprit- I don't know what to eat anymore! How long can you last on bananas and rice? I am starting to think, dread, that I have something else wrong but I'm so sick of going to doctors! Anyway, in the past 9 months, getting over a glutening took approximately a week and a little more for me.

Feel better soon,

lisa

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Bev and Lisa,

Sorry you are unwell and I hope you are better soon. I am going on 3 weeks of feeling "glutened" after doing very well (for the most part) for awhile. In fact it's a year ago I was being scheduled for endoscopy and colonoscopy. I feel quite miserable and can't find the culprit- I don't know what to eat anymore! How long can you last on bananas and rice? I am starting to think, dread, that I have something else wrong but I'm so sick of going to doctors! Anyway, in the past 9 months, getting over a glutening took approximately a week and a little more for me.

Feel better soon,

lisa

I hear you!!!!!!!!! I actually called my GI but can't get in until late March. I think the last week it's been stomach flu. I said this in another post..it's amazing how the symptoms are the same bur FEEL entirely different. Different kind of headache, different kind of nausea, etc. I hope you feel better too!


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Beverly

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In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

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I as well get sick for 5 to 7 days sometimes. It is so rough hang in there it will be over soon... I dont know if this helps but when i get sick i take a lot of baths and just let the water run on my stomach... Its very relaxing and usually helps me sleep...Good luck it will be over soon!


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When I got glutened in October, it took three weeks for the emotional, flu-ish, brainfoggy and digestive issues to subside. Since then, I've finished up a course of acupuncture treatment and I just got glutened last week -- it took about six days for all that stuff to fade away, so I think the acupuncture has helped my body rally to the cause better.


Erica

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My experiences tend to cycle and have a correlation on my immediate reaction or dealing with the gluttening.

On a "good" cycle, 3 to 4 days of misery. A "bad" cycle and I'm out for four weeks and another two to recover and move again. :blink: The main reason that I take all this so seriously and strive to be disciplined.

Get better soon!

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